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Mr Eduardo Erastus and Plamen...

With his customary flair, Mr Eduardo Erastus and his assistant Plamen got the kettle on for a nice cup of tea. Miss Devereux went to fetch the Bourbons.


This one came about after me and my friend Debra were chatting about the very fabulous Nick Cave, and his recent live performance of Today's Lesson on Jools Holland ... I loved her brilliant observation that when Nick stood over the organ with his hand raised up in the air (its about 26 seconds into the video if you're curious) he looked like a conjurer or magician, raising up a cobra - or perhaps even Lazarus himself...


And so I started to muse on the idea of Nick Cave as the resident illusionist in my travelling carny group... I couldn't decide what he'd be conjuring up, so in the end settled on the notion of him brewing up the kettle for a cuppa.




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Interesting bits of trivia:


The name Plamen is Bulgarian, and is derived from the Slavic element plam, meaning fire or flame...


Mr Erastus is partly named after one of the Davenport brothers whose illusions sound fascinating, and remind me a bit of Nick's brilliant little Lazarus seance videos...


(and here's another one...)


Listening to... the man himself, singing one of my very favourites - God is In the House (love the banter between Nick and the audience at the start).




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Taken on November 2, 2008